Singular Stress of Glass-Fiber Reinforced Plastics with a Broken Layer at Low Temperatures

Sei Ueda, Yasuhide Shindo

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In this paper, we consider the singular stress of G-10CR glass-epoxy laminates with a broken layer under tension at low temperatures. The composite material in generalized plane strain is assumed. Fourier transforms are used to formulate the problem in terms of a singular integral equation. The order of stress singularity around the tip of a crack which is normal to and ends at the interface between orthotropic elastic materials is obtained. The singular integral equation is solved by means of the Gauss-Jacobi integration formula. Numerical results for the stress intensity factor and the order of stress singularity at different temperatures are obtained and are presented in graphical form.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-435
Number of pages9
JournalTransactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series A
Issue number570
Publication statusPublished - 1994


  • Broken Layer
  • Composite Materials
  • Elasticity
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Generalized Plane Strain
  • Glassfiber Reinforced Plastics
  • Integral Transforms
  • Low Temperatures
  • Stress Intensity Factor
  • Temperature-Dependent Properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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